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All The President’s Hit Lists

We learn via the WSJ that President Obama has a “hit” list. Shades of Tricky Dick! Really? This would be scary stuff if we didn’t have investigative reporters and the MSM to alert the public. Oh wait…

Presidential “Hit List.” Just the phrase should send a chill up your spine. The President of the United States has a “hit list” of people, private citizens, who have the effrontery to contribute to the campaign of his opponent. He has made their names public. He has a website that is smearing them. The frakkin POTUS!

Barack Obama, the obamacrats and the obamamedia would like you to believe that everyone that doesn’t like, support  or trust him, feels that way because of the color of his skin. We are frightened or confused because he doesn’t “look” like us. Because of course most of us have never seen a black man before. Seriously? Dems really need to climb out of the 60′s.

Having a hit list is exactly the kind of behavior, behavior that speaks of character not skin color, that makes many of us dislike and mistrust this man. We saw the kind of ruthlessness of which he was capable in 2008. We saw his conduct and we saw the media and the Democratic party encourage  and participate in it.  What will be MSM reaction to this? Past performance suggests that the MSM will once again be MIA.

The “post-racial” POTUS has divided the country and frequently used race to do it. Even for a ruthless and cynical politician this is nasty stuff. Now a “hit list” on private citizens? What’s next a drone strike in your neighborhood if you have a Romney lawn sign? /s

Bill Clinton, who is many things, but not even remotely seen as a racist until Obama came on the scene found himself smeared as one by this post-racial man and his surrogates. Clinton was astounded that anyone would believe it. Another very smart man who evidently wasn’t as savvy or smart as he thought he was.

But that’s okay, ol Bill has swallowed his bile and gotten in line and is campaigning for the man who denigrated him. Politics not only makes strange bedfellows, it makes unbelievable bedfellows to any normal person. If Bill Clinton is the man many of us once thought he was he will be outraged by this hit list misconduct. I’m betting he won’t. Please, please surprise me Bill!

Back in the bad old Richard Nixon days and his “list“, the media was on the story like a duck on a Junebug. Especially since many of them found themselves on the list. These days members of the media don’t seem to care that the White House has waged a war against FOX.  After, they’re conservatives over there. Conservative reporters were deliberately kept from the Journolist lest an errant word intrude. Funny how those that write so elequently about the failure of congress to act in a bi-partisan way are guilty of the same behavior.

I was surprised to read that Mort Kondracke, then a columnist for the Chicago Sun Times was on Nixon’s list. Evidently anyone in the media that wrote something Nixon didn’t like went on the list,liberal or conservative. At least Nixon was a bi-partisan thug. It is important to rememberthat in those days many reporters actually, usually, reported. Presstitution was still in its infancy. Therefore Nixon couldn’t just single out one entity, like FOX, as Obama has.

We know what happened to Nixon. He went beyond his enemies list and proved himself unfit for office. His list and the mindset that allowed it were only symptoms. A symptom that it seems too many men who inhabit the Oval Office have, the idea that they can/should/must crush opposition using the power of their office to do so.

 Nixon was, reportedly, a very smart man. How is it that these smart, powerful men do such stupid things? Is it the Bill Clinton answer; because they can?

This new list from Obama is frightening. The most powerful man on the planet is targeting private citizens for the crime of supporting his opponent. Even the Democrats should be appalled. Even the Presstitutes that act as his press agents should be frightened and appalled.

I await some sign that we still have a media with some character, ethics and even common decency in this country. I await some sign that the slobbering love affair the MSM has had with Barack Obama has limitations.

You have to wonder if Daniel Schorr was still alive if he would be as irate about Obama’s hit list as he was about Nixon’s. The so-called Elder Statesman Of Journalism had no problem attacking and lying about Barry Goldwater. Perhaps Mr. Schorr would be happy to be a member of today’s Journolist crowd. Or perhaps Mr. Schorr would care more about the abuse of power from the Oval Office than his liberal leanings. One can only hope so.

Would Jack Anderson and James Reston who were also on Nixon’s list be as appalled about private citizens being targeted by this president?  Reston in particular shows what happens when you get so close to power that you forget it’s your job to report on them.

Nixon’s Hit List

Those who find themselves on President Obama’s list may serve as a warning to others that supporting Mitt Romney is dangerous. Being the target of the White House is enough to scare a lot of people away. Who needs this kind of attention? That of course is the intent. You don’t have to, you won’t frighten away all of Romney’s contributors.  Just enough to make a small difference to fight the billion dollar smear campaign aimed at Romney. And anyone that dares to support him.

 The White House can say anything they want and by the time a private citizen is able to protest that it isn’t true the media has moved on, or ignores their protests. Then the person is smeared for good in the minds of many people. The bully pulpit is now occupied by a bully who cannot be allowed to continue with these kinds of actions. What a difference a few years in power makes. From Mr. Hopey-Changey to The Hitman.

Just as Americans were appalled at Nixon’s hit list so I believe most Americans would be appalled at Obama’s. The question is, will they even be informed this time?  Will they hear it on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN? Will the local affiliate tell them? Will Joe/Jane six-pack read about it in his/her local paper? Or the NYT or the Washington Post? Or will the slobbering lovers cover/bury this story as they do nearly anything that isn’t positive for the object of their affection?

The MSM has shown itself unable and unwilling to report about Obama in a non-partisan unbiased way. Will this finally wake them up to their responsibility to inform the public? Or will they be too busy reporting about whether or not Mitt Romney would have gone after Obama Bin Laden? Speculation against a Republican or facts against a Democrat? I know which way I think they will report. And it scares the crap out of me!

  • HELENK2

    off topic but too good to miss

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/02/friendly-fire-san-fran-occupier-hits-fellow-occupier-with-brick-to-the-face/

    the oh shit moment of the owies yesterday

    • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

      Ah, one shouldn’t laugh at someone else’s misfortune,  but what a wonderful visual for the whole occupy movement.  Loved the camera catching 10′s of protesters, not 100′s or 1000′s.  

      ROFLMAO!

    • beachnan

       Loved the comment by someone stating  they would donate 10,000 bricks if they would keep knocking each other upside their own heads with them. 

  • April454

    Looney post. You and Strassel are nuts.

    So the GOP and NoQuarter complain all the time about who donates to Obama, but the Obama campaign shows us from public information some of those who donate to Romney. Big deal.

    And somehow you manage to bring race into this? Funny stuff.

    There is no list. Where exactly is the list? Can you show us the list please? Nixon actually had a list Obama does not. Again show us the list or give us proof that Obama has a list other than his campaign highlight all of 8 contributers?

    By the way why would anyone be ashamed that they contributed to Romney? Most legitimate campaign contributions are public knowledge, so what is your point?

    • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

      Are you sad the Occupy movement fizzled? 

      Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama must be disappointed that they couldn’t have their class war.  It must be at least strikeout number seven for the “Forward” ***( Was the inspiration for that from the He Who Must Not Be Named Youth song from the 1930/40′s or the Communist party, who knows?  But you could make an educated guess…)****  Candidate.  

      The bigger take away from this article  is that no one trusts Obama not to have a list.

  • HELENK2

    http://thehill.com/video/administration/225067-amb-crocker-taliban-attacks-had-nothing-to-do-with-obama-visit

    according to ambassador crocker , taliban attacks had nothing to do with backtrack visit/

    spin spin spin

    • FLDemFem

      Well, that’s a crock, for sure!!

      (sorry, couldn’t resist!)

      • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

        Who are you going to believe?  The Taliban that perpetrated the bombing or some Obama suck-up?

        Sad.

  • HELENK2
  • foxyladi14

    good rant Marge and spot on.

  • HARP2

     New “scandal”: Romney caught on tape admiring rich fundraiser’s mansion

    “Who would have imagined pizza could build this, you know that?” said
    Romney. “This is really something. Don’t you love this country?”

    “What a home this is, what grounds these are, the pool, the golf
    course, you know if a Democrat were here he’d look around and say no one
    should live like this,” said Romney, as the crowd began to laugh.
    “Republicans come here and say everyone should live like this, all
    right. This is a really tribute to America, to entrepreneurship.”

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/romney-in-cell-phone-video-opines-on-wealth/

    • KenoshaMarge

      Oh the humanity!

    • shelldoll2

      Romney is admiring American entrepreneurship?

      OMG!  No one should try to build a business no matter how great or small.  If they succeed the punishment should follow.  So sayeth Chairman Mao (who managed to kill more people than Hitler).

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2
  • KenoshaMarge

    Wow suddenly after not being able to comment for two days I’m back. Even have my avatar. And now I have nothing to say. Figures.
     

  • wellbeing

    How do I find the hit list.

  • wellbeing

    How can we find the hit list.

  • FLDemFem

    I have an idea. What I am going to do is donate $100 to Romney, and then email the White House website and ask to be added to the enemies list. I am also going to mention that enemies lists are un-American. If enough people do this, it will surely get the message across to Obama.

    • HARP2

       Employment in the U.S. nonfarm private business sector increased by
      119,000 from March to April on a seasonally adjusted basis. The
      estimated gain from February to March was revised down modestly, from
      the initial estimate of 209,000 to a revised estimate of 201,000.
      Employment in the private, service-providing sector
      increased 123,000 in April, after rising 158,000 in March. Employment in
      the private, goods-producing sector declined 4,000 jobs in April.
      Manufacturing employment dropped 5,000 jobs, the first loss since
      September of last year.

      • foxyladi14

         not very good numbers.

  • Flop_Flipper

    For me, the most important few sentences of the WSJ article were:

    Any president who targets a private citizen for his politics is de facto engaged in government intimidation and threats. This is why presidents since Nixon have carefully avoided the practice.

    • KenoshaMarge

      But president since Nixon haven’t had a slobbering bunch of presstitutes to cover their asses. This one does. 

  • HARP2

     What you’re gonna likely see coming out of the mouths of the
    media elites who support the president is the explanation of the trip
    along the lines of Obama being invited by Karzai.  NOT TRUE.

    The administration reached out to the Karzai people at least 3 months
    ago on this to inform them the president would be coming to mark the
    Bin Laden anniversary.  The little agreement pact or whatever they are
    calling it is a political ruse.  Typical stuff.  This administration
    isn’t too good at keeping their mouths shut about it though.

    The Karzai regime was told to play
    nice and let the president have his moment.  Karzai needs American
    money and at least some American military presence to ensure his own
    safety.  If those two items are removed he either gets his ass out of
    Afghanistan or he’s dead within a month.  He is hated by some rather
    powerful tribal forces who are far more hardcore with the Muslim jihad
    thing than he is.  They see him as a propped up pro-Western World
    political whore.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/05/01/white-house-insider-aint-i-just-the-best-president-ever/

    • FLDemFem

       I read a story this morning, can’t find it now, that said there were Taliban attacks in Afghanistan after the president left. One thing jumped out at me as I read the story. Taliban members were disguised as women. Apparently, you can hide a lot of firepower under a burqa.

      • HARP2

         While they were dressed as women, someone should have taken a cane and beat the shit out of them.

  • elizabethrc

    As much as the msm work to protect and scrub Obama squeaky clean, this mess of a president has overexposed himself to an extent that even the blindest supporter, somewhere in his dark soul, can’t hide the truth about Obama.
    There’s a reason that FOX has viewers/listeners vastly larger in numbers than the other networks.  People don’t keep coming to FOX  just for sensationalism.  They come because they know they’re going to hear the truth.  I think people are becoming hungry for the political truths and are just plain tired of all the spin.  They aren’t dumb.  They know spin when they hear it.  The day of “are you going to believe your lying eyes, or me” is over. 
    Obama needs to continue doing just what he is and he will bury himself with the American public.  Sure, there will always be people like Bob Beckel, who has spent his life hating “the other side” to the point of being totally blinded to anything good they’re capable of, but after awhile you just have to stop listening. 
    Romney is refusing to partake of the kind of vitriol Obama’s folks are hurling at him.  That, in itself is refreshing and I think it’s going to draw people in to hear what he has to say. 
    The more Obama pushes Americans voters, the less they listen to him.

  • Popsmoke

    Strassel? Might as well be the President of the John Birch Society…

    This is a hit list? Nixon is turning over in his grave…

  • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

    Paul Newman?   What did he do to get on Nixon’s hit list?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6RLFUOLWP23SJ5RQHENEPHKME David L

      Made bad salad dressing !!

      • HARP2

         Hung out with Sundance.

    • FLDemFem

       Paul Newman was a very vocal supporter of Democrats. That was enough.

      • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

        Mr. Hollywood.  I should have known.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

    Great post, Marge.

    And for Bronwyn:

    In 2008 Obama had to spend a billion dollars because we didn’t know who he was.

    In 2012 Obama will have to spend a billion dollars because we all know exactly who he is. 

    • KenoshaMarge

      Every bit of mischief by the Obama Administration, and I know I’m using a very mild word, leads back to the fact that the MSM works to cover his ass and cover up instead of investigate. Their job is to investigate and report to the people.

       The people that don’t read blogs or search out information online.

      The people that collapse in front of the television, turn on the local news, usually every night, and then think themselves informed.

       That they are not is a disgrace.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/02/us-afghanistan-taliban-obama-idUSBRE84105T20120502

    taliban says bombing is reaction to backtrack’s visit and signing with Karzai

  • HARP2

    What a phony. Speaking to the empty press room.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

       Don’t you know, Obama speaking to an empty room was just like Henry V at Agincourt — so says Chris Matthews (the tingle up the leg is back & it feels so good):

      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/05/01/chris_matthews_i_was_so_proud_of_obama_speaking_to_troops_in_afghanistan.html

      Never mind that Henry V was a real warrior king who actually fought side by side with his troops. Fantasy will supersede reality! FORWARD!

      • FLDemFem

         Like this?? Not hardly

        If we are mark’d to die, we are enow

        To do our country loss; and if to live,

        The fewer men, the greater share of honour.

        God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.

        By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,

        Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;

        It yearns me not if men my garments wear;

        Such outward things dwell not in my desires.

        But if it be a sin to covet honour,

        I am the most offending soul alive.

        No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.

        God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour

        As one man more methinks would share from me

        For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!

        Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,

        That he which hath no stomach to this fight,

        Let him depart; his passport shall be made,

        And crowns for convoy put into his purse;

        We would not die in that man’s company

        That fears his fellowship to die with us.

        This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.

        He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,

        Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,

        And rouse him at the name of Crispian.

        He that shall live this day, and see old age,

        Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,

        And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian.’

        Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,

        And say ‘These wounds I had on Crispian’s day.’

        Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,

        But he’ll remember, with advantages,

        What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,

        Familiar in his mouth as household words-

        Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,

        Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-

        Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.

        This story shall the good man teach his son;

        And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,

        From this day to the ending of the world,

        But we in it shall be remembered-

        We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;

        For he to-day that sheds his blood with me

        Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,

        This day shall gentle his condition;

        And gentlemen in England now-a-bed

        Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,

        And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks

        That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

    • Anthony_1

      He thinks its a swing state…

      • foxyladi14

         LOL

  • mumphrey

    Wow.  A sitting president is running for reelection.  Appalling.  And he’s even campaigning for it.  Indefensible.  And he’s campaigning for it by calling out some of the big donors to his opponent, even naming them, citing public records, which, as we all know, should always be kept private.  Shocking and disheartening.

    Come on.  This is all public information.  And these are all rich guys giving tons of money away.  It isn’t like Obama’s singling out some nobody who gave R-money $25.  If they want to give away tens of thousands of dollars or more at a pop, then it’s fair that they should get a little light shone on them.  If these delicate flowers giving R-money all that r-money don’t like being pointed at, they can always choose to keep their r-money. But I suspect they’re all grown up enough to deal with a little unwanted publicity. I mean, what the hell, Franklin Roosevelt said worse things about plutocrats; hell, Theodore Roosevelt said worse things about plutocrats.

    And R-money is welcome to go on about it if, say, George Soros or some other conservative boogeyman gives a boatload of money to Obama, and I fully expect he would.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

       You are despicable to defend the POTUS on this. Beneath contempt. But of course, you support a no-account, trifling, classless *sshole in the first place, so you are obviously too dumb to realize the implications of the most powerful person in the world being able to abuse his office like this to intimidate people.

      And to try to pretend this is about money  — like that should matter one bit — just shows what a moron you are.  But don’t worry — it’s being done to the rich today, tomorrow it will be the $25 donors.

      Finally, guess what, Einstein, despite all the b.s. you’re spewing about class warfare — there is no class system in this country. Anyone — ANYONE — can work hard & make money in this country — that is the principles upon which it is founded and is the OPPOSITE of what a “class system” is. But I’m not surprised that you don’t know that, as you only believe what Teh Precious tells you to do. Nothing but a Useful Idiot.

    • Hokma

      What is remarkable about Barack Obama is that he represents all the bad qualities of Presidents from FDR through GW Bush and has no positive qualities at all.

      In fact even among these bad qualities he does not even do those well.

      I will say that Obama is the best thing to happen to Jimmy Carter who will no longer be regarded as the worst President since Hoover. Obama is replacing him as well as replacing Hoover.

      I just can’t wait for these debates. A person who only survives because of the printed words put in front of him cannot debate. He was a weak debater during the ’08 campaign and was lucky to have an even weaker one in McCain and a “pass” by the media when it came to Democrat primary debates. Against Romney it will not even be a contest – and he knows it.

    • Flop_Flipper

      How about you talk with your butt buddy Obama and ask him institute the security code requirement for campaign credit card donations? It’s only the normal business practice of any reputable institution. Worldwide.

      Oh, and fuck off Obot!

  • shelldoll2

    Obama and all that follow him have betrayed MLK Jr. in the worst way.

    They’ve ditched content of character for color of skin.

    We have no black leadership in this country.  MLK Jr. never complained despite the lies and smears.  He didn’t have a bunch of rich white folks (let’s be honest here) kissing his behind the way they are kissing Obama’s.  

    He knew his life was on the line yet he didn’t quit.

    Let’s face it:  If Obama were in MLK’s shoes we’d all be  unable to vote and  forced to apologize for wanting to share the full American experience promised by the US Constitution.   He’d sell us all out at the first opportunity for contributions from his billionaire buddies.

    He would have been and now is the “Screw you America” leader.

    Yes, let us go “Forward” and vote him out.

    • KenoshaMarge

      It amazes me that so many follow or listen to men like Al Sharpton when the black community has a powerful voice in a man like Thomas Sowell.

      If you haven’t read his latest here’s a link. I never miss his posts. He manages to impart so much without talking down to us. He’s what class and character look like no matter what the color of the skin. JMO. You can tell I’m a big fan. ;) http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2012/05/01/a_cynical_process

      As for Obama leading anyone “Forward?” I think not.

  • HELENK2

    I have decided to have a political hitlist.
    every congressman who supported backtrack should be run out of office on a rail.

    under backtrack

    jobless worse then ever
    gas higher
    government attacks on business ( gibson guitar – Boeing)
    taxpayer money to cronies on a major scale
    deliberate dividing of citizens along racial, income and political beliefs
    creating a department of crime in what used to be a department of justice
    creating unelected czars to circumvent congress
    Undermining the USA and her allies
    encouraging the enemies of the USA

    You can probably add to the list

    • FLDemFem

       Don’t forget the extra millions on food stamps since he took office.

  • HARP2
  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    Sounds like it’s time for an IRS audit of KM.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Might as well.

      We’re afraid to put Scott Walker yard signs in our yard here in Wisconsin because either union thugs knock them down, 3 times or there is the fear that police and firefighters may not be in any hurry to respond to houses with Walker signs up. All in the name of solidarity of course.

      IRS too? Oh shit, why not?

  • HELENK2

    breaking news

    large explosion at American embassy in Kabal
    just announced on fox news
     

    • HELENK2

       Blast heard in Afghan capital, hours after President Obama’s visit, witnesses tell @reuters

      • HELENK2

         More on Kabul explosion: US embassy warning system urges staff to stay away from windows, take cover – @reuters

        • HELENK2

           More on Kabul explosion: 2 suicide car bomb attacks were followed by gunfire, reports @TOLONews

          • HELENK2

             Talaban takes credit for bombings

          • HELENK2

             FLASH – Afghan Taliban says it carried out suicide car bombing on western target in Kabul

    • HELENK2

       Update: At least 6 killed in attack against Kabul housing complex popular with Westerners, Kabul chief says – @Reuters

      Submitted 40 mins ago

      from http://www.reuters.com

      by editor

      • HARP2

         So this is what Obama gets for negotiating with the Taliban.

        • elizabethrc

          And just how many billions has Obama promised to give Karzai for the next 10 years?
          Obama doubtless thinks he will be able to buy his way into Heaven, too. 
          I guess the Taliban didn’t get the message about his largesse.

          • KenoshaMarge

            They don’t need to get the message. We’ll give them the money anyway. We don’t have a carrot and stick, we have two carrots.

        • KenoshaMarge

          I think that’s the way they negotiate.

          • arabella_trefoil

            Obama’s negotiating strategy is to suffocate his opponents with carrots. Except it doesn’t work.

            People want french fries and pizza, not carrots.

        • FLDemFem

           Screw Karzai and Afghanistan. Let’s build a big wall around the place and in a few years they will have all killed each other off. Would save us a lot of money. And to save even more, extend the wall around Pakistan too. We can pay the Chinese to do it, they are good at walls, and it would be a good way for some of the money we are borrowing from them to flow back to their citizens.

  • Flop_Flipper

    I really HOPE that Obama and his hit squad is paying attention to what I write. They are despicable human beings. Using the power of the presidency to belittle and demean the citizens you are supposed to represent isn’t presidential. It’s thuggery pure and simple. So fuck off Obama and all of your democrat cronies.

    • Anthony_1

      I just spent the day working 3 times harder for half the money I used to earn.  He can bite me. 

      Hit list?  Bring it.

      Just like Rosa Parks, I’m fucking tired…

      • binky354

        Just like Rosa Parks, I’m fucking tired…
        Me, too, Anthony.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Me three binky354.

    • mumphrey

      “I really HOPE that Obama and his hit squad is paying attention to what I write.”

      Unlikely.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

         He doesn’t give a shit about you either, bud, just like he doesn’t give a shit about any of us American citizens. You’re the only fool around here who thinks otherwise.

      • Flop_Flipper

        Then what are you doing here?

        • arabella_trefoil

          mumphrey is doing some brown-nosing, apple polishing, self-promotion, whatever.

          Lord knows jobs are hard to come by these days. If his Monster resume isn’t getting results, mumphrey figures he’ll try getting some attention at No Quarter.

          If you can type, use copy and paste, have internet access, and can use extra cash, the $0.05 per post as a paid drone comes in handy. Easier than collecting empty bottles and cans.

    • arabella_trefoil

      Wah! I’m not on the list! No fair! Do over!

      I hope that historians expose Obama for what and who he really is. Nobody today has the guts to do it.

      And I hope all Obama’s cronies, enablers and frat-boy friends suffer the consequences of their actions.

      “Obama’s Willing Accomplices”